Bombay Presidency was one of the former Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was amongst the 3 major British Presidencies, namely the Bengal Presidency, the Madras Presidency and the Bombay Presidency. Bombay Presidency was first established during the 17th century at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company. The Presidency included the territories of modern states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state.
James Farish served in office till 31 May 1839 and was succeeded by Sir James Rivett Carnac, 1st Baronet, who served as Governor of Bombay Province from 31 May 1839 to 27 April 1841.
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